News Shorts: October 12th 2012

Posters for Gangster Squad, Sightseers, The F Word, John Dies at the End, and New York Comic Con posters for The Last Stand and Texas Chainsaw 3D.

“Paramount has pushed back ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ again, this time though just two weeks to January 25th 2013…” (full details)

“Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall,” “The Hour”) is set to have an unspecified cameo role in Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem”. The story centers on an eccentric and reclusive computer genius who works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence…” (full details)

“IFC has acquired all North American rights to the sci-fi thriller ‘Crawlspace’. The story follows an elite military unit that discovers sinister goings-on at a top secret Australian base…” (full details)

“Judd Apatow and Paul Feig have pretty much shot down the prospect of ever doing a ‘Freaks & Geeks’ film…” (full details)

“Well Go USA has picked up the Australian comedy ‘Not Suitable For Children’ starring Ryan Kwanten as a 20-something party animal faced with infertility…” (full details)

“Andy and Lana Wachowski say they have ‘a big visual idea’ for their upcoming sci-fi epic ‘Jupiter Ascending’ that will be ‘something like the evolutionary jump from bullet-time… [however it] might not be possible’…” (full details)

“Ken Scott’s remake of his own Canadian comedy ‘Starbuck’, starring Vince Vaughn, has scored a new title – ‘The Delivery Man’. The story follows an adult slacker who learns that, as a sperm donor, he’s fathered over 500 children…” (full details)

“ABC has put in development ‘Legacy’, a drama from feature producer Debra Martin Chase, which is described as a contemporary soap twist on the Charles Dickens classic ‘Great Expectations’…” (full details)